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World 18 Jul 2019 | 2:01 AM

Von der Leyen cracks EU parliament nut, national leaders will prove tougher

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ursula von der Leyen had to dangle a range of promises on migration, taxes, climate change and the rule of law to secure even a wafer-thin margin of support in the European Parliament to become the EU's first female chief executive.

World 17 Apr 2019 | 10:44 PM

Turkish opposition takes control of Istanbul, re-run appeal still pending

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's main opposition candidate took office as Istanbul mayor on Wednesday after a stunning victory over President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party, but the new head of the country's largest city still faces an appeal for the vote to be re-run.

World 10 Sep 2018 | 7:06 AM

Swedish Social Democrat PM says will not step down after vote

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Social Democrat Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said early on Monday he would remain in office in the coming weeks and called for cooperation across the political divide after an election which showed the country heading for a hung parliament.

World 14 Aug 2018 | 9:54 PM

China says U.S. solar tariffs violate trade rules, lodges WTO complaint

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry said a U.S. decision to subsidise renewable energy firms and impose tariffs on imported products has seriously distorted the global market and harmed China's interests, firing the latest shot in a broader trade conflict.

World 24 May 2018 | 11:50 PM

New Italian government has little chance of staying the course

ROME (Reuters) - A new government is expected to take office in Italy next week after one of the longest periods of post-election flux in its history, but the fraught gestation might prove child's play by comparison with what comes next.

World 09 Feb 2018 | 7:17 PM

Wizard needed to predict Italian vote outcome, says pollster

ROME (Reuters) - A new, untried electoral system and a large number of undecided voters means Italy's March 4 election is highly unpredictable and there are several alternative coalition governments that could emerge, pollsters say.